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Psychosocial and Patient Education Needs of Prostate Cancer Patients Selecting Watchful Waiting

2014-08-27 03:29:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study includes an interview with men who have selected "watchful waiting" or "active surveillance" for their localized prostate cancer, in lieu of active treatment (such as surgery or radiation). We hope to understand the educational and support needs of men on surveillance so that we can develop a new intervention that will improve quality of life for such men.

Description

Interviews are conducted over the telephone and require approximately 90 minutes to complete. Men interviewed are compensated for their participation in the study.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Localized Prostate Cancer

Location

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston
Texas
United States
77030

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Baylor College of Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:29:01-0400

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